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Eastbourne ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.2

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Eastbourne Spot ID

Eastbourne photo


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Eastbourne photo


Photo credit: David Adams

Type: reef and point

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell S | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.8 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 04:53 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 5 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 10
SW 15
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Eastbourne in Wellington is a sheltered reef and point break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the south. A reef breaks left. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Wellington, New Zealand, 8 km from Eastbourne.

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Eastbourne Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Eastbourne, 4 km from Eastbourne.


Air temperature
15.3 °C

Current weather near Eastbourne

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 29 miles from Eastbourne.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.332
Average period (s) 4.9 4.3 5.2 6.3

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Overall Eastbourne Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Eastbourne Location Maps

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Town and city forecasts close to Eastbourne:


  • The closest passenger airport to Eastbourne is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Eastbourne is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand, 47 km (29 miles) away.
  • Third is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand is 86 km (53 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Eastbourne and is 128 km (80 miles) away.
Eastbourne break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Eastbourne, Wellington. Use the tab navigation above to view Eastbourne sea temperature, Eastbourne photographs, Eastbourne detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Eastbourne webcams, current wind from Wellington live weather stations and Eastbourne tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Eastbourne.